We talk to writer and showrunner Matthew Federman. He talks about how he runs a writing room and pro-actively solves problems, the mistakes he made pitching and what he's learned from brilliant bosses.
He explains the slightly broken Hollywood hiring process, why he cares about his writers who work for him so much and how he didn't make the most of career opportunities after working on the West Wing.
Matt also tells us he came on the podcast to explain that making it in Hollywood is harder than people think, that people try too hard to be nice which creates more problems and the helpful balance of having a writing partner.
An honest and insightful discussion.